The coastal razor clam digs held last Thursday to Saturday lured plenty of people to the beaches and left many feeling pretty good with near limits.
“It was definitely a good weekend of clam digging,” said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish biologist.
The three-day dig was the second largest turnout. The biggest occurred during the New Years weekend, and third largest was the initial dig held on Oct.7-10.
Digging from Feb. 17-19 had 24,700 digger trips with an average of 13.5 clams per person (the first 15 dug is a daily limit).
State Fish and Wildlife plans to announce possible opening dates for March by early this coming week.